Beef Quesadillas

Quesadillas is amazing comfort food! Making some the other night for dinner took me back to Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where walking through DeWitt Student Center was part of the routine. I either went there to work at Student Development or at the Student Union desk or I went to eat the Kletz. So when I decided to make some Beef Quesadillas, I was back in my Michigan days! This is a no mess and fun recipe that your whole family will enjoy, and you will be done in a jiffy!

Tortillas: 4 ( for 2 people)
Lean beef mince
Onion: 1 sliced
Tomatoes: 2 medium diced or 1/4 cup if you are going for some canned tomatoes
Cumin Powder: 1 tsp
Chilli Powder: 1 tsp
Coriander: 1/4 cup minced
Grated Cheese: 1/2 cup
Salt & Pepper

To some heated oil, saute the onions until it has softened. Add the beef mince along with the cumin and chilli powder and allow the mince to brown. If you have some quesadilla spice mix instead you can add that, or you can buy some. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper and allow the ingredients to cook. This should take about 10-12mins. Remove from the heat, and add the minced coriander.

For the next step, if you have a sandwich press, you could use it if not a frying pan should work. Grease one side of the torillas, the grease side will be facing outside, so place the greased side on the pan. Spoon over the beef mixture, followed by the grated cheese. Top with the other tortilla (greased side facing up). Cook for 3-4mins on low, so that the quesadillas gets crispy and the cheese inside melts.

Instead of using two torillas, you can always put the mince and cheese on one side and then fold it over to enclose the filling.

Cut into wedges and serve with Guacamole and/or sour cream.


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